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January 25, 2013

Targeted by Target Photo Studio

Filed under: Family,Photography — Porcupyn @ 10:04 am

I got an e-mail from Target Photo Studio with an early Happy Birthday greeting for Katya and some coupons. Unfortunately for us, the local Target closed down a few months back and so the nearest Target Photo Studio is nearly an hour away. So much for that.

That said, I have a suggestion for Target Photo Studio. It would have been a nice touch to have included Katya’s photo along with the e-mail instead of some generic model kid. After all, if they have the programming to use Katya’s name in the subject of the e-mail, surely they could also link to the latest Katya photo that they (hopefully) have saved in their archives?

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January 5, 2013

The cookie is flat – a Katya tale

Filed under: Family,Humour — Porcupyn @ 1:23 pm

Inadvertently, Katya has come up with the title for Thomas Friedman’s next book. It happened yesterday …
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Katya has been under the weather the last couple of days (for that matter, Orlando has been under the weather the last couple of days; this morning, finally we got to say hello to the Sun after a two-day hiatus). As school is reopening on Monday, Mrs. Porcupyn and I decided that we might as well get her checked by the doctor to ensure she is fit to go to school.

After checking out Katya, the doctor gave me a prescription for her and added: “Make sure she is hydrated. no milk, only clear fluids; something flat like ginger ale or gatorade should be fine.”

I just double checked with her (the doctor) to verify that I understood what was allowed and what was not allowed. The overarching rules translated to No Dairy and No Soda.

As we were on our long drive back home, based on her next question, I realized that Katya had started feeling hungry: “Appa, can I have a cookie when we get home?”

Porcupyn: “Sure, Katya! But why do you want a cookie?”

Katya: “Didn’t you hear what the doctor said? She said that I should have something flat.”

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